Satellite TV Boom to Continue

The number of direct broadcast satellite (DBS) homes for 80 countries covered in a new report from Digital TV Research is expected to reach 220 million by the end of 2017, up from 154 million at end-2011 and 91 million at end-2007. India is expected to lead the sector with 50.9 million pay DBS homes in 2017, followed by the United States with 36.5 million. Russia (14.7 million) and Brazil (14.6 million) are expected to take third and fourth places respectively.

The report forecasts report that India will add 22.8 million subs, Brazil 7.6 million and Indonesia 6.7 million from the 66 million extra subscribers between 2011 and 2017. DBS penetration was at 11.1% of TV households at end-2011 and is expected to reach 14.4% by 2017.
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